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The Intrigue of Luxury - May Newsletter 2013
The intrigue of luxury- May Newsletter 2013
For Garden Lovers- April Newsletter 2013
Our luxury private home stays not only have oodles of heart and charm aplenty, but they also boast exquisite gardens bursting with blooms, verdant lawns stretching down to the water´s edge, and magical hidden corners for squirelling yourself away with only birdsong to disturb.
Homes With Heart
Brand new properties and a selection of gorgeous homes with heart for your Easter break
Experience the only exclusive private island in the UK
For the first time ever, this beguiling property set on its own private island is available as an exclusive self-catering home stay.
The greatest secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places...
The famous storyteller Roald Dahl once said; "And above all watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places...
Unique Home Stays Unveils New Website
The re-imagination of the Unique Home Stays website has been ten months in development; the recent unveiling of which reaffirms the luxury exclusive holiday home provider as a creative marketing force that excels in pushing boundaries.
Do You Like Our New Look?
The re-imagination of the Unique Home Stays website has been ten months in development, and today we are delighted to finally be able to unveil the fruits of our labour…
A Magical Christmas or a Stylish New Year?
Why not take a break from the norm this Christmas season, and whisk the family away to a beautiful private home for a magical yuletide experience they´ll never forget?
Introducing ´Rise & Dine´, plus Unique Writing Competition!
Here at Unique Home Stays we have taken the bold step of rejuvenating a British classic by turning the traditional B&B it on its head and sprinkling it with some style and magic. Enter our Unique Writing Competition to win a stay at a Breakfast Collection property!
Don´t Mention the ´C´ Word...
Christmas! Summer may be a mere flash in the pan, but the good news is that it´s not too late to add a little sparkle to your Christmas and New Year...
Is your outhouse in?
Here at Unique Home Stays we don’t shy away from the unusual or quirky, in fact we positively embrace it! Our guests have fallen head-over-heels for our luxury love nest collection.
Properties featured in this newsletter: The Watermill, The Edge, Landewednack House, Larkhill Priory, Foxglove Cottage, The Madison, Claridge House, Puffins Nest, Sweetpea, Teacup Cottage, The Merchant´s House
Explore - Dream - Discover
When was the last time you took a moment to gaze skyward at the wonderment of the night sky and the beauty of the vast blanket of twinkling stars above us?
Properties featured in this newsletter: The Looking Glass, The Limit, Beachcomber, The Parsonage, Love Lane Lodge, Worthyvale Mill, Camassia Farmhouse, The Wooden House, Honeystone Manor, Darley House
The Exclusive Collection
In this celebratory year of all things that are good and great about Great Britain, forget run-of-the-mill hotels, instead take a look at our glittering portfolio of exclusive private home stays and look forward to having your expectations exceeded...
How chic is your shed?
Set in breath-taking locations and with a style and charm all of their own, our bolthole properties may be small but there´s no denying their appeal.
Your very own Boutique Home Stay
Here at Unique Home Stays we are proud to have re-written, nay, torn up the rule book when it comes to Bed & Breakfast accommodation.
Properties featured in this newsletter: North Rock Beach House, The Merchant´s House, Sleepy Meadow Cottage, Villa Cortona, Silvanus, Pixie Nook, Eagle´s Rest, Dovedale Cottage, Seapink Cottage, Parc Behan Cottage, Villa Caldera
Queens, Dogs and a House in the Sea
Here at Unique Home Stays we understand that for many of you a holiday just wouldn’t be the same without your four-legged friend, and so we´ve compiled a selection of dog-friendly self-catering and B&B properties to delight you and your canine companion.
February is a dreary old month; the glittery whirl of Christmas parties has finally ground to a halt, the “new year, new you” January resolutions are as forgotten about as the fairy lights in the loft, and the onset of Spring seems but a distant dream
Properties featured in this newsletter: Artists´ Beach House, Stargazers, Limpopo Safari Lodge, Dragonwood, The Andalucian Mansion, Rowton Manor, Grapevine Cottage, Admiral´s Cottage, Willow House, Saddlewood Manor, The Looking Glass, Kingfisher Folly, The Olive Grove
All new Unique news- January newsletter
A huge happy new year to all our subscribers, and welcome to our exciting shiny new-look newsletter!
Properties featured in this newsletter: The Fish Store, Grogley Farm, Castle Fionn, River Cottage, Rose Cottage, The Old Pilchard Press, Dreamcatchers, Bijou Cottage, Sea Cliff Cottage, The Sea Barn, Love Lane Cottage, Moonrakers
Unique Home Stays To Feature in New Primetime TV Documentary
Luxury accommodation provider Unique Home Stays is set to feature on the small screen after taking part in a brand new eight-part observational documentary series to be aired in January 2012; "Cornwall" with Caroline Quentin.
Unique Festive and New Year Getaways
It’s not too late to add a little sparkle to your Christmas and New Year!
Unique Gift Guide
Here at Unique Boutique we’ve everything from foodie hampers with a seasonal twist to inspired interior finds; our selection of unique gifts are designed with ´you-nique´ in mind. Whether you’re staying at a Unique Home Stays property this festive season or you’re just looking to add a sprinkling of Christmas cheer to a gathering at your family pad, let us ensure that your festive season oozes scrumptious seasonality. For gift inspiration less ordinary, our luxury finds provide truly memorable under-the-tree gift ideas; guaranteed to bring a unique twist to your celebrations.
Unique Home Stays Turns Ten!
For the perfect celebration whatever the occasion you’re assured of finding a memorable venue with Unique Home Stays…
Ahead of the Games...
With the Olympics less than a year away, those of you lucky enough to have bagged a money-can’t-buy ticket will no doubt be looking for world class accommodation to boot.
Looking for Luxury That Doesn´t Cost the Earth?
We have a new wave of owners who appreciate that incorporating eco-friendly features into their accommodation doesn’t mean that luxury has to be compromised.
Celebrate In Style
From beach parties to birthday bashes, wedding gatherings to honeymoon getaways, celebrating is what you do best at our properties. Here at Unique Home Stays we need little excuse to crack out the bubbly, but this month we’re feeling especially jovial as we celebrate the launch of our sister company Unique Boutique.
New Properties Showcased
We are delighted to present to you the most recent additions to our unique exclusive portfolio
Members´ April 2011 Quarterly Newsletter
Spring is a gorgeous season in Cornwall; from daffodils prettying the hedgerows to blue sky beach walks, at last Spring is in the air!
Properties featured in this newsletter: The Olive Grove, The Beach Hut, Woodland Cottage, River Cottage, Romansleigh, Colenso House, The House in the Sea, Limpopo Safari Lodge, Crocodile Rocks, Highlander House, Millstream House, Castle Fionn, Bluebell Cottage, Wintergreen, The Old Parsonage, Firs Field House
The Personal Touch...
Experience intimate and luxurious B&B home stays where you will be treated like special guests
Dates For Your Diary...
Unique and inspirational places to stay to ensure you don’t miss 2011’s must-see events. Be inspired by our Unique Home Stays guide, which we’ve conveniently paired with the most breathtaking places to stay, ensuring that you’ve plenty to look forward to.
Properties featured in this newsletter: Trwyn House, Bluebell Cottage, Creekside Boat House, The Rushes, Pentonwarra, 4 First Street, Artists´ Beach House, Malvarrosa Beach Villa, River Cottage, A Sea Captain´s Manor, Island Sight, Woodland Cottage, Saddlewood Manor
Take a shot at winning a Unique Getaway
Take a shot at winning a Unique Getaway Enter our photography competition and be inspired this Autumn. Have you been lucky enough to capture the myriad of colours of a particularly breath-taking sunset from the vista of one of our properties? Did you have a blissful break away with family and manage to freeze that special moment in time with a great snap shot? Did you happen upon a rare wonder of nature whilst out for a ramble and want to flaunt your photographic expertise? Then we want to hear from you!
Good Tidings We Bring...
Unique Home Stays has this festive season all wrapped up? from majestic manor houses perfect for New Year holiday gatherings, to cosy Christmas boltholes that guarantee a romantic Christmas break.
Unique Home Stays - Corporate Events Less Ordinary
From bespoke getaways for corporate executives to incentive escapes and team building inspiration. Unique Home Stays now provide bespoke Corporate Events. So whether you´re looking for a memorable ´thank you´ gift for a valued client, a hotel-alternative for your next meeting or a team-building break to remember, we´ve properties to inspire.
Where Luxury Knows No Bounds
Quirky, interesting and breathtaking B&Bs, an alternative to a self-catered stay. Here at Unique Home Stays we´ve a selection of luxury Bed and Breakfast properties to choose from, whether you´re looking for a contemporary, antique-filled or coastal property. For the duration of your stay you will be thoroughly looked after...
Family Friendly Holidays
From follies to farmhouses, we´ve coastal and country pads made for sharing. When it comes to the finer things in life it’s good to share. From treating your other half, to getting away with your immediate family or planning that long overdue reunion, our family-friendly pads combine great settings with stunning interior décor.
From new challenges to feel-good days out, let us inspire you with our unique holiday experiences. Ensure your hard-earned timeout is spent doing something you really love. Whatever your passion, here at Unique Home Stays we can help you to tailor your stay to suit.
Unique Waterside Hideaways
Cherry pick your favourite waterside hideaway from our tempting collection of characterful properties; all you need do is choose the weekend, pack a bag and enjoy a restful break away from it all. Here at Unique Home Stays we go the extra mile to seek out luxury boltholes from charming cottages nestled on the river bank to stylish abodes offering panoramic water views - all guaranteed to make a splash!
IN WITH THE NEW
Kick start your New Year´s resolutions at a Unique Home Stay... As the Christmas decorations are boxed and stowed for another year and the snow begins to thaw, we can at last get to work on those New Year resolutions. Be it to shape up and get trim for the summer ahead or to spend more time with your nearest and dearest, enjoy a change of scene and tick the boxes with a Unique Home Stay. From a cosy winter hideaway to catch up on your reading, a country cottage or a Cornish riverside holiday from which to beat the bounds set the targets for 2010 and indulge in a homestay to compliment.
VIP GETAWAYS - Treat your top clients to a Christmas thank you to remember. For the ultimate winter country pad , you can´t fail to impress clients with the spacious Tower Hill; as perfect for an intimate Christmas party as a blue sky thinking day
LUXURY AUTUMN BREAKS
LUXURY AUTUMN BREAKS LEAVE THE KIDS BEHIND AND ENJOY A LITTLE YOU TIME. If you´re looking for a more relaxed getaway, then Autumn is the perfect time to head to the best UK travel destinations, where you can embrace the real essence of coastal hideaways and country retreats far from the madding crowds
CHRISTMAS CRACKERS...LUXURY CHRISTMAS BREAKS 2009
Perfect Christmas breaks for a festive escape less ordinary. Here at Unique Home Stays we’re already dreaming of roaring fires, mulled wine and windswept walks as thoughts turn to planning your Christmas break for this 2009.
Properties featured in this newsletter: The Potting Shed, Artists´ Beach House, Honeystone Manor, Queen Mary´s Castle, Candlewick Cottage, The Tower House, Pentonwarra, Lady Elizabeth´s House, Admiral´s Cottage
HOTEL VS LUXURY HOMESTAY
Why book a hotel room when you can book the whole house? Taking exclusive hire of an exquisite private property proves a more affordable and interesting alternative to a run-of-the-mill hotel.
Swallows and Amazons - Luxury Family Holidays
Stay in style while enjoying a luxury family holiday adventures on lochs, lakes and rivers... Whether or not you’ve read Arthur Ransome’s books about the Swallows and Amazons, any holiday splashing around on rivers and lakes will bring out the adventurous child in you.
New Start, New Lifestyle
Has the recession made you think about downsizing to the coast or the country? The economic downturn isn’t all doom and gloom; it could be a chance to get your hands on a dream property and a more leisurely lifestyle.
Rejuvenate. Relax. Recharge - Beat the winter blues with a well-being break in a Unique Home Stay
Take the time and the space to revive and be pampered. With the festive frenzy of Christmas now over for another year and the ink not yet dry on your New Years resolutions, banish the winter blues and kick-start 2009 with a well-being break in a Unique Home Stay.
A Cracker of a Christmas Party - The Ultimate Corporate Venue
Pop the cork on the festive fun and celebrations for your little helpers, and host a Christmas party to remember at one of our unique corporate retreats. Ultimate corporate venue for an office party
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Intimate Wedding Venues, Romantic Wedding Venues
Intimate & romantic wedding venues to inspire. Take exclusive hire of one of our stunning wedding venues in breathtaking locations, whether your dream wedding is a laid-back beach house by the seaside or a Scottish Hideaway.
Designer Holiday Pads
Once again, Unique Home Stays brings you some of the most exquisite private holiday homes available to rent from around the globe. Whether it’s the stunning architecture or designer-led interiors, these properties are guaranteed to inspire. Whatever your passion, we’ve houses that range from sleek contemporary to understated antique. And it’s not just here at Unique Home Stays that we think our properties are some of the most exclusive homes in the UK and overseas; our prize pads include the winner of Channel Five’s I Own Britain’s Best Home – Shire Castle. One thing’s for sure, we can guarantee a hedonistic haven that’s top of the league for location, luxury and buckets full of style.
DRESSED TO IMPRESS FROM BED TO BREAKFAST
Discover a flawless union of luxury, style and service when you stay in one of Unique Home Stay’s boutique B&B’s. We believe that a first-class B&B has to be dressed to impress from its bed to its breakfast, and everything in between. Lavish creature comforts, mouthwatering cuisine and superlative service are guaranteed, but that’s just for starters; you can also expect extraordinary architecture, stunning locations and warm hosts that will welcome you into their immaculate homes.
DOES YOUR HOUSE HAVE THE WOW-FACTOR?
Do you have a fabulous home you don’t use year-round? A plush weekend pad, a country manor, a rock star villa overseas, or perhaps a beach house in Cornwall or Bermuda? Have you inherited a grand country pile that might prove profitable if you opened its doors to paying guests? Unique Home Stays is currently on the hunt for magnificent properties to add to its hugely successful Exclusive Hire property portfolio.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOUSE PARTIES
The southwest is a destination for the young and the young at heart to plunge into the waves of adventure, indulge in gourmet local fare and experience a whole range of activities on the coast and in the countryside. Which is why Unique Home Stays offers accommodation that combines the finest things in life with pure family fun. It’s not just an abundance of facilities such as games rooms, play areas, swimming pools and tennis courts that make our properties family havens; it’s the likes of super-plush suites, wine cellars, private chefs on call and spa treatments that ensure they are pleasure zones for adults as well as children.
SUMMER’S COME EARLY
The beauty of self-catering is that you can do what you want, when you want. You won’t miss breakfast if you get up after nine and you don’t have to share the lounge with strangers. And contrary to popular opinion, self-catering doesn’t have to mean doing it all yourself. At least not when you select one of our Unique Home Stays that comes with the key with a range of (optional) facilities including private chefs, gourmet picnics, delivery of local produce and daily housekeeping. So while the UK is hip, these self-catering palaces are hot for spring, summer or autumn.
CLASSIC HOUSE PARTY RETREATS A STEP BEYOND DUBLIN AND CORK
With flights now linking every corner of the UK to the Emerald Isle, it has never been easier to visit the home of Guinness. But you don’t have to follow the crowds into the city hubbub and settle for your fill of the black stuff with a dose of pre-packed culture at an Irish dancing show. The wild beauty and gourmet gems of Ireland await just a short hop beyond the tourist centres; which is why we’ve selected a handful of unique house party properties within an hour or so of Dublin and Cork.
Winter Warmers: Last Minute Unique Festive Escapes
From windmills to manor houses, country farmhouses to cosy coastal cottages, embrace the festive season in style with Unique Home Stays. We’ve a finite selection of fantastic properties that are still available for Christmas and New Year 2007, whether you’re looking for a property that’s large enough to share Christmas with friends and family, or a romantic bolthole to see in 2008.
Corporate Christmas House Parties: Unique festive treats where you can blend business and leisure
Celebrate the festive season with clients and colleagues, at a unique corporate retreat where you can indulge in a heady mix of business and pleasure. Swap the office for a classic manor house, contemporary coastal escape or a historic castle, where you can blend networking, team building and boardroom meetings with gourmet feasts, fine wines and country pursuits.
FOODIE HAVENS: GOOD TASTE GETAWAYS
The best weekend breaks and holidays go hand-in-hand with good food. It´s all very well to find a fabulous B&B or a stylish self-catering cottage, but you don´t want to travel miles to track down the gourmet treasures of the area. Which is why we´ve decided to highlight a few of our favourite places to stay within a stone´s throw of some fantastic restaurants. Opt for one of our Unique Home Stays foodie havens and prepare for a full-pelt holiday feast of luxury accommodation, stunning scenery and fine food served in style. Tuck in and enjoy...
ACTION-PACKED ESCAPES IN THE LAP OF LUXURY
Unique Active Nreaks for Autumn and Winter. When the sun goes down early and the leaves turn brown, it´s all too easy to opt for the sort of holiday pad where you can curl up in front of the fire with your nose in a good book. Which is very nice and cosy, but you´re missing out on the action. Many of our properties in the UK and overseas offer all sorts of outdoor activities that are perfect for grabbing a hearty slice of the great outdoors throughout the autumn and winter months.
ECO-FRIENDLY LUXURY RETREATS Unique accommodation that doesn´t cost the earth
When it comes down to finding somewhere fabulous to stay, doing your bit to save the planet doesn’t have to mean scrimping on style and luxury. Many of our Unique Home Stays incorporate eco-friendly features that lessen their impact on the environment without lessening their wow-factor. Leave your car at home and getaway the greener way, staying at one of our properties that encourages recycling, offers on-site activities, uses eco-friendly cleaning products or heats its water with solar panels. Most of our catered properties flaunt menus brimming with fresh local ingredients, and at self-catering properties arrive to hampers of local produce and organic veggie boxes (by arrangement). Of course, here at Unique Home Stays we’re doing our bit to reduce our carbon footprint too. Instead of a printed brochure, you can find all the details for the properties below, and many more, listed on our website
PAINT A PICTURE OF LUXURY AT AN ARTIST´S RETREAT. IT CAN DO WONDERS FOR YOUR HEART AND SOUL
Discover your artistic flair or rekindle creative passions on a unique art break. Under the tutelage of an internationally acclaimed Trompe l´oeil artist, improve your painting technique whilst enjoying the luxuries of a Unique Home Stay.
SUMMERS SORTED, SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
You´ve finally picked the perfect beach pad to spend lazy summer days with friends and family. And whilst you languor in the fine life and the sunshine, the question of what to do for Christmas and New Year arises. Shirking responsibility for hosting a Christmas feast at home you find yourself dreaming of a large and luxurious house party pad where you can get away from it all.
SEARCHING FOR UNIQUE PROPERTY - LOOK NO FURTHER THAN UNIQUE PROPERTY SEARCH
The hardest part of acquiring a dream home is finding it. Which is why we have recently set up our Unique Property Search service. With a nose for only the most extraordinary properties, and years of experience in the unique property market, we take the hard work out of your hunt for the perfect property.
EXCLUSIVE COUNTRY RETREATS A STONES THROW FROM THE NORTH CORNISH COAST
It´s no surprise that North Cornwall is one of the UK´s hottest locations to holiday, with its sweeping sandy beaches, rugged sea cliffs, Atlantic breakers and king foodie reputation. But why fight the crowds for a beachfront room when some of the area´s most exclusive accommodation is squirreled away in the undulating countryside on the brink of the coast?
A home away from home... and a step ahead of the rest
The accommodation business has undergone a face-lift in recent years - we´ve seen chintz swapped for chic, butlers opening manor doors to exclusive house parties and even self-catering now comes with luxury knobs on. And as more accommodation companies crowd the market in the competitive race to catch the latest fads, Unique Home Stays has remained at the centre of the game for quality, unique and simply gob-smacking places to stay. Since 2001 we´ve been sourcing the most luxurious, unusual and outstanding venues to retreat in style - whether you want to cosy away with a loved one or celebrate a special occasion with friends and family.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM UNIQUE HOME STAYS
It´s that time of year that you´re all winding down in time for the festive break, or you´re manically busy wading through the workload to ensure you can take time off for Christmas! So we won´t bog you down with any more work or too much to think about. On behalf of the team at Unique Home Stays, we would just like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
A UNIQUE WAY TO DO BUSINESS: EXCLUSIVE CORPORATE RETREATS
You don´t have to be in London to do big business. Swap the hustle and bustle of the city for a corporate retreat, where inspiration, action and decision-making can be undertaken with a breath of fresh air and all the trimmings you need to impress clients and colleagues.
LUXURY HOUSE PARTY HAVENS... exclusively yours
Milestone birthdays, Christmas, New Year, reunions, anniversaries and special occasions all deserve a unique celebration. So why not throw a luxury house party? All you have to do is choose the house of your dreams from the Unique Home Stays Exclusive Collection.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS...
When it´s time to roast the festive turkey do you find yourself dreaming of a private chef? How about a luxurious house large enough for all your friends and family to host the New Year´s celebrations? And your own housekeeper to clear up the mess while you nurse your hangover?
Ditch run-of-the-mill hotels for personal service in luxury home stay accommodation
Book into a big luxury hotel and you can guarantee it will have all the trademarks of plush accommodation all over the world? But more and more people are looking for somewhere a bit special to stay. Somewhere unique, that still offers the predictable trimmings of the five-star hotels - the quality linen, the huge comfy beds, the stylish décor, the gourmet food and the pampering. Which is why Unique Home Stays has hand-picked a collection of extraordinary, intimate accommodation that offers personal service and a bit of pizzazz in outstanding locations across the UK and overseas.
Luxury House party Havens... exclusively yours
Milestone birthdays, Christmas, New Year, reunions, anniversaries and special occasions all deserve a unique celebration. So why not throw a luxury house party? All you have to do is choose the house of your dreams from the Unique Home Stays Exclusive Collection, discuss your requirements with the private chef and the owner, then send out the party invites. From Scottish castles, Devonshire fishing lodges, and country manors, we can offer you the most glamorous and simply unique venues for lavish parties, intimate gatherings or royal banquets. All properties are available for hire on an exclusive-use basis.
UK COASTAL RETREATS WITH THE WOW FACTOR
Whether you fancy a beach house for two with uninterrupted views of the ocean, or an exclusive coastal retreat for friends and family, you´ll find the perfect pad in our handpicked collection of UK seaside homes with the wow factor.
Unique locations for hen parties, weddings and honeymoons
Spring has sprung and love is in the air. And to help you plan the perfect wedding, Unique Home Stays has hand-selected some glamorous havens for hen parties, extraordinary locations for civil ceremonies and romantic retreats exclusively for you and your lover.
TAKE A UNIQUE SELF-CATERED HOLIDAY: A NEW WAVE OF LUXURY SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION HAS ECLIPSED ITS CHINZY IMAGE OF YESTERYEAR
Do you want all the luxuries of an exquisite country house hotel with the privacy and independence that comes with self-catering accommodation? Take a break in one of our luxury cottages in the UK or overseas and your perceptions of ‘self catering’ accommodation will be changed for good.
Pamper to your green-fingered fancies and take a blomin´ good look at the spring gardens of the west country
Take a unique and luxurious route along the plant-lovers’ trail, visiting the paradise gardens scattered from the tip to the toe of the West County. Unique Home Stays presents a tantalising array of garden tours that include secret gardens, horticultural gems, exquisite accommodation and sumptuous cuisine.